What is Assistant Computer Control?
AssistantComputerControl, or ACC for short, is a piece of free open source software that lets you do things on your computer using your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
What can it do?
ACC combines your Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa assistants and your computer - allowing you to do all sorts of things on your computer, using your voice!
AssistantComputerControl lets you customize the software to the max.
You decide what triggers you want your assistant to react to, you decide what response the assistant should give you (if any).
You can use 3 cloud services with ACC
Click the cloud service that you chose when you installed ACC, or the one you would like to use to see applets for the right service.
As of the latest version, there are 23 actions!
ShutdownHey Google, | Alexa, shut down my computer
Allows you to turn off your computer
RestartHey Google, | Alexa, restart my computer
Allows you to restart your computer
OpenHey Google, | Alexa, open my favorite game
Open a file or folder on your computer at a specific location* This applet requires you to modify it a bit
Open AllHey Google, | Alexa, open my work files
Open everything in a specific folder - all files and folders (not folders in folders though)* This applet requires you to modify it a bit
SleepHey Google, | Alexa, put my computer to sleep
Puts your computer to sleep
HibernateHey Google, | Alexa, hibernate my pc
Puts your PC in hibernation mode
Log outHey Google, | Alexa, log out of my computer
Logs out of your user in Windows (this will close everything you have open - saved as well as unsaved)
LockHey Google, | Alexa, lock my computer
Allows you to lock your computer, requiring the password to be entered (if the PC has a password)
MuteHey Google, | Alexa, mute my computer
Mutes your computer - the volume level stays the same, but mute will be activated
UnmuteHey Google, | Alexa, unmute my computer
Unmutes your computer
Toggle muteHey Google, | Alexa, toggle mute on my computer
Toggles mute on your computer
Set VolumeHey Google, set pc volume to
Sets the volume of windows to
x (a desired full number between 1-100)
Music: Next trackHey Google, | Alexa, pc next track
Skips the current track / goes to the next one (works for applications like Spotify and most video applications)
Music: Previous trackHey Google, | Alexa, pc previous track
Goes to the previous track (works for applications like Spotify and most video applications)
Music: Previous track x2Hey Google, | Alexa, pc previous track times two
previous action twice - requires to actually go to the previous song for applications like Spotify (otherwise it just plays the current track from the beginning)
Music: Play/PauseHey Google, | Alexa, pc play pause
Toggles between play/pause on your computer (works for applications like Spotify and most video applications)
Stop ACC (
Hey Google, | Alexa, kill acc
Stops the AssistantComputerControl instance running on your computer
Monitors OffHey Google, | Alexa, turn off my monitors
Turns all monitors connected to the PC black. This doesn't actually turn off your monitors, just makes them think your computer is sleeping. Press any key to wake them up. In some cases/on some PC's, this will also lock the computer, requiring password to be entered upon waking up the screens
Message BoxHey Google, | Alexa, display message box to all class computers saying
get off Facebook|or| message box saying I'm awesome
Displays a standard Windows message box with custom content. You decide the title of the box, and the text inside it.* This applet requires you to modify it a bit
Create FileHey Google, | Alexa, create my daily diary file
Creates an empty file at a specific location* This applet requires you to modify it a bit
Delete FileHey Google, | Alexa, delete that folder I don't like
Deletes a file or folder at a specific location* This applet requires you to modify it a bit
Append Text (edit file)Hey Google, | Alexa, write to my log file
captain's log 02/10/2064, still no word from huston
Write text to a file* This applet requires you to modify it a bit
Write OutHey Google, pc write out
Yes, I'm available to attend the meeting this friday
Speech to text - whatever you say to your assistant will be written out in the input field / text-box you're focusing on your computer.
AssistantComputerControl is highly customizable - you can make your own applets and change almost everything in the settings.
readme.io has been so kind as to give ACC an open source license, giving us the opportunity to make some great documentation. In the documentation you will find detailed articles on how to;
- Make your own applets
- Use Google Drive instead of Dropbox
- How ACC actually works (technical)
- A detailed look at all the actions
- Troubleshooting - fix issues yourself
- and much more...
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About the software
AssistantComputerControl was first released in December 2017 and is made by Albert MN. as a free-time hobby project that gathers no income.
The application is open source and free - the source code can be found on GitHub.
Since version 1.0.0 which was released the 19'th of July 2018, ACC has been downloaded by different people from different countries
Donations are welcomed and will go to convering the hosting and domain-expenses.